9 files changed, 36 insertions, 26 deletions
diff --git a/block/genhd.c b/block/genhd.c
index b26a5ea115d0..a53bfd19a0ec 100644
@@ -271,16 +271,17 @@ void blkdev_show(struct seq_file *seqf, off_t offset)
* register_blkdev - register a new block device
- * @major: the requested major device number [1..255]. If @major=0, try to
+ * @major: the requested major device number [1..255]. If @major = 0, try to
* allocate any unused major number.
* @name: the name of the new block device as a zero terminated string
* The @name must be unique within the system.
- * The return value depends on the @major input parameter.
+ * The return value depends on the @major input parameter:
* - if a major device number was requested in range [1..255] then the
* function returns zero on success, or a negative error code
- * - if any unused major number was requested with @major=0 parameter
+ * - if any unused major number was requested with @major = 0 parameter
* then the return value is the allocated major number in range
* [1..255] or a negative error code otherwise
diff --git a/drivers/pci/irq.c b/drivers/pci/irq.c
index 6684f153ab57..f9f2a0324ecc 100644
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ static void pci_note_irq_problem(struct pci_dev *pdev, const char *reason)
- * a suggestion for fixing it (although the driver is not required to
+ * a suggestion for fixing it (although the driver is not required to
* act on this).
enum pci_lost_interrupt_reason pci_lost_interrupt(struct pci_dev *pdev)
diff --git a/include/linux/clk.h b/include/linux/clk.h
index e9d36b3e49de..024cd07870d0 100644
@@ -132,8 +132,8 @@ int clk_get_phase(struct clk *clk);
* @q: clk compared against p
* Returns true if the two struct clk pointers both point to the same hardware
- * clock node. Put differently, returns true if struct clk *p and struct clk *q
- * share the same struct clk_core object.
+ * clock node. Put differently, returns true if @p and @q
+ * share the same &struct clk_core object.
* Returns false otherwise. Note that two NULL clks are treated as matching.
diff --git a/ipc/util.c b/ipc/util.c
index 798cad18dd87..3459a16a9df9 100644
@@ -474,7 +474,7 @@ void ipc_rcu_free(struct rcu_head *head)
* Check user, group, other permissions for access
* to ipc resources. return 0 if allowed
- * @flag will most probably be 0 or S_...UGO from <linux/stat.h>
+ * @flag will most probably be 0 or ``S_...UGO`` from <linux/stat.h>
int ipcperms(struct ipc_namespace *ns, struct kern_ipc_perm *ipcp, short flag)
@@ -672,10 +672,12 @@ int ipc_update_perm(struct ipc64_perm *in, struct kern_ipc_perm *out)
* This function does some common audit and permissions check for some IPC_XXX
* cmd and is called from semctl_down, shmctl_down and msgctl_down.
- * It must be called without any lock held and
- * - retrieves the ipc with the given id in the given table.
- * - performs some audit and permission check, depending on the given cmd
- * - returns a pointer to the ipc object or otherwise, the corresponding error.
+ * It must be called without any lock held and:
+ * - retrieves the ipc with the given id in the given table.
+ * - performs some audit and permission check, depending on the given cmd
+ * - returns a pointer to the ipc object or otherwise, the corresponding
+ * error.
* Call holding the both the rwsem and the rcu read lock.
diff --git a/lib/string.c b/lib/string.c
index ed83562a53ae..b5c9a1168d3a 100644
@@ -131,7 +131,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(strncpy);
* @src: Where to copy the string from
* @size: size of destination buffer
- * Compatible with *BSD: the result is always a valid
+ * Compatible with ``*BSD``: the result is always a valid
* NUL-terminated string that fits in the buffer (unless,
* of course, the buffer size is zero). It does not pad
* out the result like strncpy() does.
diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index 1694623a6289..c5808b7a5fb1 100644
@@ -519,7 +519,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(filemap_write_and_wait);
* Write out and wait upon file offsets lstart->lend, inclusive.
- * Note that `lend' is inclusive (describes the last byte to be written) so
+ * Note that @lend is inclusive (describes the last byte to be written) so
* that this function can be used to write to the very end-of-file (end = -1).
int filemap_write_and_wait_range(struct address_space *mapping,
@@ -1277,12 +1277,14 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(find_lock_entry);
* PCG flags modify how the page is returned.
- * FGP_ACCESSED: the page will be marked accessed
- * FGP_LOCK: Page is return locked
- * FGP_CREAT: If page is not present then a new page is allocated using
- * @gfp_mask and added to the page cache and the VM's LRU
- * list. The page is returned locked and with an increased
- * refcount. Otherwise, %NULL is returned.
+ * @fgp_flags can be:
+ * - FGP_ACCESSED: the page will be marked accessed
+ * - FGP_LOCK: Page is return locked
+ * - FGP_CREAT: If page is not present then a new page is allocated using
+ * @gfp_mask and added to the page cache and the VM's LRU
+ * list. The page is returned locked and with an increased
+ * refcount. Otherwise, NULL is returned.
* If FGP_LOCK or FGP_CREAT are specified then the function may sleep even
* if the GFP flags specified for FGP_CREAT are atomic.
@@ -3001,7 +3003,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(generic_file_write_iter);
* @gfp_mask: memory allocation flags (and I/O mode)
* The address_space is to try to release any data against the page
- * (presumably at page->private). If the release was successful, return `1'.
+ * (presumably at page->private). If the release was successful, return '1'.
* Otherwise return zero.
* This may also be called if PG_fscache is set on a page, indicating that the
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index eaa64d2ffdc5..c1b68edaf106 100644
@@ -4242,7 +4242,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(free_pages_exact);
* nr_free_zone_pages() counts the number of counts pages which are beyond the
* high watermark within all zones at or below a given zone index. For each
* zone, the number of pages is calculated as:
- * managed_pages - high_pages
+ * nr_free_zone_pages = managed_pages - high_pages
static unsigned long nr_free_zone_pages(int offset)
diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
index b4024d688f38..c24db06f15c4 100644
@@ -1540,7 +1540,7 @@ void vfree_atomic(const void *addr)
* have CONFIG_ARCH_HAVE_NMI_SAFE_CMPXCHG, but making the calling
* conventions for vfree() arch-depenedent would be a really bad idea)
- * NOTE: assumes that the object at *addr has a size >= sizeof(llist_node)
+ * NOTE: assumes that the object at @addr has a size >= sizeof(llist_node)
void vfree(const void *addr)
diff --git a/security/security.c b/security/security.c
index d0e07f269b2d..23555c5504f6 100644
@@ -103,10 +103,14 @@ static int lsm_append(char *new, char **result)
* to avoid security registration races. This method may also be used
* to check if your LSM is currently loaded during kernel initialization.
- * Return true if:
- * -The passed LSM is the one chosen by user at boot time,
- * -or the passed LSM is configured as the default and the user did not
- * choose an alternate LSM at boot time.
+ * Returns:
+ * true if:
+ * - The passed LSM is the one chosen by user at boot time,
+ * - or the passed LSM is configured as the default and the user did not
+ * choose an alternate LSM at boot time.
* Otherwise, return false.
int __init security_module_enable(const char *module)